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Day 257: A Man with a Cat on His Head

March 12th · 5 Comments

This man’s name is Charlie and the cat’s name is Nicolas. Some Union Square panhandlers just ask for change, but the more enterprising ones have a value-add. Charlie created value by adding Nicholas to the top of his head.

The combination coaxed three dollars out of me. I think Charlie is on to something.

Tags: Personalities · Sights & Scenes · Why I Love This Town

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bev // Mar 12, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Wow, for sure thought this post would be entitled, “Cat on the Hat”.

  • 2 Blake // May 21, 2009 at 3:47 am

    We’ve got a guy here in SF called the “dog, cat, rat, man” He trained a cat to sit on top of a dog, and then trained a rat to sit on top of the cat. It’s an odd, and bizarre site. Perhaps these guys should get together and work out an act. 😉

  • 3 mo // Sep 17, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Charlie is a volunteer in our soup kitchen. Big heart at work and great sense of humor. Don’t be fooled–he’s intelligent.

  • 4 Sarah Farrukh // May 28, 2011 at 5:09 am

    how sweet cat… i think he crazy lover of cats 😛

  • 5 Kooks N’ You | Crasstalk // Jul 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

    […] 4. Know what sort of situation you’re dealing with. A weeping mother with a toddler? For God’s sake, help her. The hippie at Columbus Circle with a tuxedo cat on his head who he feeds ice cream? Tell him his cat is awesome. The hippie’s name is Charlie and the cat is Nicholas. […]

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